We found 8 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Silver Spring, MD.

Dr. Earl Dee-Rome Kidwell Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2041 Georgia Avenue Nw; Towers Building 2100
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Earl Kidwell is a pediatric ophthalmologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in glaucoma. Dr. Kidwell honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kidwell trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kidwell speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Howard University Hospital, Maryland General Hospital, and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Rajpal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5824 Hubbard Drive
Rockville, MD
 

Dr. Rajesh Rajpal's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Rajpal is rated highly by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and external eye diseases. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Rajpal obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received the following distinctions: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors; and Chief Resident In Ophthalmology, Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Rajpal (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Glaucoma, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5454 Wisconsin Avenue; Suite 1540
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Robert Loeb practices pediatric ophthalmology in Baltimore, MD, Brooklyn, MD, and Chevy Chase, MD. The average patient rating for Dr. Loeb is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Loeb include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Loeb obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Loeb has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He is conversant in French.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, YAG Laser Surgery, Laser Treatment, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Snyder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
8630 Fenton Street; #608
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Joseph Snyder practices pediatric ophthalmology in Silver Spring, MD. Dr. Snyder has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Snyder's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
4201 Connecticut Avenue; Suite 211
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Leonard Friedman is a Washington, DC physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, laser eye surgery, and radial keratotomy. The average patient rating for Dr. Friedman is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Friedman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radial Keratotomy, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5454 Wisconsin Avenue; Suite 1540
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Robert Kasper is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Kasper is professionally affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kasper's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3912 Montrose Drive
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Steven Bernstein is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Baltimore, MD and Chevy Chase, MD. His clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Bernstein is affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernstein accepts.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
831 University Boulevard E; Suite 11
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Duane Bryant practices pediatric ophthalmology. He has a special interest in glaucoma. His professional affiliations include Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Maryland General Hospital. Dr. Bryant honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

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What is Pediatric Ophthalmology?

Pediatric ophthalmologists are doctors that care for children’s eyes. Since vision is not fully developed until the age of twelve, problems with children’s eyes and vision are much different than problems with adult eyes. The youngest patients may not be able to communicate about their vision clearly or cooperate with exams like an grown-up would. In addition, if issues are treated effectively in childhood, it can often improve healthy vision as an adult. For all these reasons, pediatric ophthalmologists are important partners when it comes to kids’ eye health.

Pediatric ophthalmology is about more than just prescribing glasses. Some of the issues treated by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Amblyopia, or lazy eye
  • Eye alignment problems, such as strabismus
  • Refractive errors, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness
  • Congenital cataracts, when a baby is born with a cloudy lens in the eye
  • Eye injuries
  • Vision problems caused by health issues that affect the whole body, such as juvenile diabetes or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Often, when adults are diagnosed with strabismus (eyes that are crossed or turn in different directions) they will be treated by a pediatric ophthalmologist, even though they are not children. Adult ophthalmologists seldom encounter strabismus, and pediatric ophthalmologists learn the techniques for treating strabismus are during their medical training. Since pediatric ophthalmologists have more experience with strabismus, they are the best choice even for adults.

Some of the treatments used by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Prescription lenses, including glasses and contacts
  • Prescription medications to treat infections or inflammation
  • Other medical treatments, such as eye patches, tear duct massage, or eye exercises
  • Surgical procedures, such as those to repair blocked tear ducts or correct eye alignment
  • Laser treatments for retinopathy

Not being able to see well can make many parts of a child’s life difficult. Pediatric ophthalmologists work to protect your children’s vision now and into the future.